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Gluten Intolerance : Is It CELIAC Disease or Something Else ?

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"Gluten-free" is a hot buzzword, and more people are on the hunt for gluten-free fare than ever before. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, told ABC News that approximately...

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GGmaSheila D. (184)
Thursday August 29, 2013, 10:09 pm
Could it be the GMOs causing alot of this...Thanks.

MmAway M. (488)
Friday August 30, 2013, 12:35 am
WOW, this is such a problem with so many people that I have no words late at night Oops early AM!!! WTC???

MmAway M. (488)
Friday August 30, 2013, 12:38 am
Frans again Another News You have made me get out to people (they are not on care2, but after seeing some of your news, I do believe they will join, if I am still around here)....They may not note your news, but they are FOR SURE TAKING A PEEK....The Planets were the start, this is another one...TU!!

Frances Darcy (215)
Friday August 30, 2013, 5:17 am
too many people here on care2 think "Celiac disease" is simpy an allergy or caused by GMO's or something ....Far from the truth....this paragraph explains and even a hint of glutten can cause a "celiac" sufferer extreem problems.

" To call celiac an “allergy” is inaccurate. Celiac disease is a genetic disorder. When people with celiac ingest gluten, an autoimmune response is triggered. This response causes inflammation in the lining of the small intestine, which in turn can inhibit the absorption of nutrients from food. When gluten continues to be ingested, the small intestines become damaged, which can cause a plethora of problems including weight loss, bloating, intense stomach pain, diarrhea and vomiting. In some cases, the inability to absorb nutrients can retard development. People with celiac can also experience other physical problems, including joint pain, headaches, skin rashes, anemia and more. According to the Center for Celiac Research, 1 out of 133 people in the U.S. has celiac disease. While people may believe they have celiac disease based on symptoms, the only way to know for sure is through testing.

A blood test showing elevated levels of antibodies can indicate celiac disease. An endoscopy and biopsy are needed to confirm a celiac diagnosis. The usual course of treatment is a gluten-free diet, which can reduce the inflammation in the intestine. With the continuation of a gluten-free diet, the intestines can return to normal and no further damage will be done."


S S. (0)
Friday August 30, 2013, 2:05 pm
Thank you.

Birgit W. (156)
Friday August 30, 2013, 3:22 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday August 30, 2013, 4:22 pm
Well, in my case it's not celiac - and it's not gluten intolerance, either. It's true wheat allergy. Gluten free foods, however, provide a convenient way; not cheap, but with my disabilities better than making everything from scratch; for me to avoid wheat. I do make some things from scratch, from gluten grains that are not wheat, but if you are not really, really experienced and really, really good, gluten free baking is mostly about baking bricks. I agree many people trying to eat gluten free may not need it, and as placebos go it's darned expensive. But how can I not be grateful to them for increasing the demand and bringing the price down? If they feel better, then they feel better. It proves nothing else, but it does prove that.

Rebecca F. (34)
Friday August 30, 2013, 4:55 pm
I've read that the wheat we eat today is not the same as 50 yrs ago due to hybridization. This isn't the same article that I had read, but this is another i found:

I also suspect GMO's as they have been shown to promote leaky gut syndrome which is the cause of most allergies or food in tolerances.

Rebecca F. (34)
Friday August 30, 2013, 4:57 pm
I've read that the wheat we eat today is not the same as 50 yrs ago due to hybridization. This isn't the same article that I had read, but this is another i found:

I also suspect GMO's as they have been shown to promote leaky gut syndrome which is the cause of most allergies or food in tolerances.

Lloyd H. (46)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 5:32 am
"Gluten Free" is a high profit marketing ploy. If one takes the total number of those actually with Celiac add in all those actually 'gluten sensitive' and all those actually with 'wheat allergies' you get no more than 1.7% of the population of the USA. Now you can add to that the fact that there are absolutely no peer reviewed replicable studies that show any heath benefits for the other 98.3% of the population to Pay the Extra for "Gluten Free" anything. A lot of profit is being made for no value added.

Alice C. (1797)
Saturday August 31, 2013, 7:37 am
Many people can't deal with gluten, chemicals, and other things that were not in food before.
My grandfather had and organic farm here in NJ.
Once he started using chemical fertilizer and weed killer, He got cancer and died in 1950.
The same thing happened to my uncle.
That's why I keep my farm organic and do not use GMO seed.
The fields here are not sprayed with insecticides.
and weeds are pulled by hand.
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